24th Annual Irvine Valley College Classic tips off Thursday

24th Annual Irvine Valley College Classic tips off Thursday

The 24th Annual Irvine Valley College Classic men's basketball tournament starts Thursday with four games.

There will be four games played each of the three days - Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 12 games is up a game from previous years with each of the eight schools involved getting three games in the tourney.

Irvine Valley, which has a record of 1-1 so far, opens the classic on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Imperial Valley. 

Other games on Thursday include Ventura against Cuyamaca at 1 p.m., Long Beach City vs. American River at 3 p.m. and Cerritos against Canyons to follow the IVC game at 7 p.m.

Games are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday with the final day's slate featuring contests at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and the championship game at 5 p.m.

Cerritos, which is 1-0 on the year, is the highest ranked team in the tournament. The Falcons were ranked No. 16 in the preseason state poll.

Ventura is the defending champion having defeated Cerritos, 74-66. Irvine Valley won the third-place game a year ago.

Long Beach City is off to a 3-0 start to this season and American River, which fell to IVC in the third-place game last year, has a 2-0 record so far.

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